Lauran joined the Web Foundation as a Communications Officer in May 2014. An experienced research and communications professional with a background in international development and technology policy, Lauran is responsible for communications for the Alliance for Affordable Internet. Prior to joining the Web Foundation team, Lauran helped to manage the Secretariat of the Mobiles for Education Alliance, a consortium of international organisations working to improve educational outcomes in emerging markets through the use of mobile technology. She has also previously worked as an analyst in the legal sector, where she assessed electronic privacy and cybersecurity law for corporate clients.
Based in Washington, DC, Lauran holds a BA in History and Latin American Studies from Tulane University, as well as an MA in Conflict, Security and Development from King’s College London.